What is the Capital Improvement Plan?
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is Tigard's 5-year plan for matching the
cost of large-scale improvements—like fixing roads, water and sewer systems—to
anticipated revenues, like taxes and bonds.
What Makes a Project CIP-eligible?
The city defines a CIP project as
The timeline for CIP comments and project suggestions is as follows:
- Any public facility project that improves or adds value to Tigard's infrastructure
- Costs $50,000 or more
- Has a useful life or extends the useful life of a facility for five years or more
- September 1 until October 31, 2012—Project suggestion period.
- Late December, 2012—All submitted projects (includes citizen suggestions and
projects that are already in the current CIP) are evaluated and prioritized by staff and citizen
committees from the Transportation Advisory Committee and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
- Mid February, 2013—CIP is submitted to City Manager as part of the proposed budget.
- First Council Meeting in June, 2013—City Council adoption of Capital Improvement Program.
Where We Are...
Every year, between September 1 and October 31, a public comment period is open for citizens to nominate
capital improvement projects. Thanks to your suggestions, new and existing infrastructure
improvements throughout the city will be reviewed.
In late December, a CIP team consisting of directors and staff from Public Works, Community Development
and Finance will begin evaluating and prioritizing projects submitted for the FY 2014–18 program.
Projects come from three sources: the existing CIP, master plans, and Tigard residents.
Thanks to the voter-approved Parks Bond Measure, the citizen-led Parks and Recreation Advisory
Board has recommended multiple parks system projects including Summer Creek, Sunrise,
and Jack Park for development.
Not all capital projects are funded due to limited budgets. Instead, the city
allocates money to projects that are considered high priority or have available
grant funding. Typically, the further out projects are scheduled beyond the
current year, the less likely that immediate funding will be available for construction.
The current CIP includes the following projects:
What Happens Next?
- 72nd Avenue/Dartmouth Street Intersection Improvement
- Main Street Green Street Retrofit
- Pacific Highway/Gaarde Street/McDonald Street Intersection Improvements
In April 2013, residents will have another opportunity to provide input at the
Committee hearings. Once the proposed
budget is approved by the Budget Committee, it goes to the City Council for final adoption.
This is the final opportunity for public input on the following fiscal year’s CIP.
We encourage your project suggestions. To be considered, the Capital improvement
project must be a public facility project that improves or adds value to Tigard’s
infrastructure; costs $50,000 or more; and has a useful life or extends the useful life of a
facility for five years or more.
For more information on the CIP document, contact
Carissa Collins, Sr. Management Analyst at 503-718-2643 or
Capital Improvement Plan:|
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Mapping Application for CIP Projects
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In the Works to see locations of Capital Improvement Projects